The Tories must be getting worried about Jeremy Corbin. James Wharton used the term 'magic money tree' on the Look North debate on Tuesday night and Theresa and others yesterday. I'm obviously not a Labour supporter but I think it's rich that the Tories are saying that when they have produced a totally uncoated manifesto, … Continue reading The magic money tree
So said Theresa May last night. No deal would result in an average 8% increase in food prices. Last year we imported over £30bn of food from the EU. No deal would result in things like a 36% duty on the 21% of the milk we consume that is imported. Nissan, Toyota and Honda would … Continue reading No deal is better than a bad deal?
The tribulations of BA this week have caused travel chaos for those going abroad this week. There is a lot of talk about how much the compensation will cost BA. That started me thinking. Automatic air travel delay compensation. EU regulation. Mobile phone roaming in EU. EU regulation. Visa free travel. EU regulation. No travel … Continue reading BA chaos
The answer is when it's in Theresa May's manifesto. Her manifesto (and it is hers) says that there will be a £4bn increase in education spending over the life of the Parliament. Allowing for inflation it is a marginal increase in spending - providing inflation stays where it is . However, it's not just about … Continue reading When is a rise in education spending a cut?
In 2015 the Conservative manifesto said 'We will protect our nation We will continue to keep our Armed Forces strong so they can continue to keep you safe. We will maintain the size of the regular armed services and not reduce the army to below 82,000' According to the December 2016 MOD figures the Full … Continue reading Strong and Stable? Or just broken promises?
Margaret Thatcher was known as the 'milk snatcher' when she removed free school milk when she was Education Secretary. Now 'lunch snatcher' Theresa May is removing free school meals from primary schools. This was a LibDem policy from the coalition. Research had shown that only 1% of packed lunches were classed as 'healthy' compared to … Continue reading ‘Lunch snatcher’ replaces ‘milk snatcher’
In her Conference speech, Theresa May said that 'the state exists to provide what individual people, communities and markets cannot and we should employ the power of government for the good of the people.' One thing that markets don't do is insure you against needing care in your old age. If you have savings of … Continue reading Need care in old age? Theresa will take your house!
Most people think that paper cups are recycled but, because of the coating process, in fact only 1 in 400 are recycled. They go into landfill. Costa has introduced a recycling scheme but it's a drop in the ocean. All over the UK places like McDonald's, Subway and KFC routinely give out a paper cup … Continue reading Only 1 in 400 paper cups recycled
You may be disappointed with our results in the NYCC elections but I'm not. I was hoping to average 150 -175 votes per Division and we easily beat that. We are fighting back from the punishment for being in the coalition and that will take time. In 2013 I was the only candidate in the … Continue reading Richmondshire results
The Tories revealed their new poster - and finally admitted the truth about Brexit Minister, David Davis! Hell for your family. Debt and taxes!